A child* at the age of 13 was taken from one part of India (before partition) to live in another part. Years later Pakistan and India parted and then eventually Pakistan and Bangladesh separated. Now she was living in Bangladesh, her third country. Bangladesh is to the east of India She did not [...]
Hope's Quiz Night at The Hive on December 3rd had brains buzzing and raised nearly £500 towards the Winter Appeal. Congratulations to the winning team from our colleagues at the RMC and their friends. Questions varied on a range of topics including 'Matters Medical', 'Asylum Geography', and 'Youthful Talent', whilst a topical round entitled 'Political [...]
Can you help Hope Projects to bring homeless people in from the winter weather? We provide rooms for 38 destitute asylum seekers plus legal advice to address the underlying causes. “If your asylum application is refused you are evicted from your home and barred from paid work and all benefits. Our hostile and harsh system [...]
What do you want from an event in December? A Christmas charity outing with workmates? A fun family challenge or to meet new friends? Whatever the answer, do come to our Hope Projects Charity Quiz Night on ‘Giving Tuesday’ . There's a light buffet supper and it will be a fun and informative evening ... [...]
Something is in the air at Hope Projects’ houses in Birmingham. That something has been under investigation and the charity’s response will coincide neatly with events all across the world. When asylum seekers are refused asylum they are labelled as NRPF – No Recourse to Public Funds. Hope’s clients are barred from paid employment and [...]
Volunteers Sue and Elaine from Cotteridge have been getting to know the residents in one of Hope’s asylum houses. “We began by just helping to find furniture for a particular house where it was needed because the female asylum seekers who live there have no money of their own. Since then we have got to [...]
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A great opportunity to double your donation! Hope Projects is taking part in the 10K Birmingham Legal Walk on the evening of May 20th to raise funds. The walk starts in Birmingham City Centre and takes in the Jewellery Quarter, follows the historic canal network to the tranquil Edgbaston reservoir before returning to the city [...]
Here is Hope Projects 2017-18 annual report. People housed, flawed asylum refusals overturned. Its all here...
Originally published at https://darkenedroomweb.wordpress.com/ 'If you keep fishing babies out of the river, sooner or later you have to ask yourself who keeps throwing them in?' This was the indefatigable Zrinka Bralo, CEO of Migrants Organise at a recent NACCOM 'campaigning and advocacy' meeting. She also had a what turned out to be (for me [...]